Industry Committee (IC)

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The IC was created by industry to provide a stakeholder perspective to PATH activities. It includes industry pioneers and experts who have made their mark in the home building industry. These key representatives have lent their time and their organizations’ resources to clarify and define the home building industry’s participation in PATH’s vision. They have commented on PATH outreach efforts to industry groups and have helped to develop practical and strategic ideas for PATH’s private-sector work, especially PATH Technology Roadmaps. The IC also fosters networks between industrial associations and firms that bring resources to PATH and encourage the awareness of housing innovation. As the industry coordinator for PATH, the NAHB Research Center convenes the IC.

IC Meetings

Washington DC, January 2007
At this PATH IC meeting PATH Technology Roadmaps were assessed and the IC discussed possible future topics for roadmap. The status of the PATH Concept Home, a project embodying many of the technologies in the PATH Whole House and Building Process Redesign Roadmap was discussed next. The home is being built in Omaha, NE. The barriers to diffusing technologies in home building were discussed next, and progress on the “Commercialization Tools” project was presented. The meeting was concluded with the PATH IC members providing their recommendations for actions and projects looking forward.

Washington DC, August 2006
Mike Chapman, a builder from Santa Fe, NM announced that he was stepping down from the Chairmanship of the IC. Bill Asdal, a remodeler/builder from Chester, NJ was nominated and elected to the post. The major portion of the meeting was devoted to presentations by HUD program managers of the progress and status of the PATH Technology Roadmaps, with IC members providing feedback.

Washington DC, March 2006
PATH program management provided a debriefing on the Concept Home event – an event to improve awareness in Congress of the PATH Program. A representive of the National Academies of Science presented results of a workshop of stakeholders who provided their assessment and comments to the PATH Operating Plan. The remainder of the meeting was focused upon reviewing and commenting to PATH marketing and outreach efforts.

Washington, DC, March 2005
The IC welcomed new members, including John Piazza, a builder from Washington State. The committee discussed internal organizational issues. Mike Chapman was re-elected as Chairman and Bill Asdal was elected as Vice-Chair.

Annapolis, Maryland, October 28, 2004
The IC welcomed new members and discussed current PATH activities with HUD staff. The committee then met without HUD staff and addressed the key question: Are the goals of PATH appropriate? The committee also considered its ongoing role in relation to PATH, whether a formal plan or charter should be developed to guide committee activities, the ideal size/composition of the group and additional industry concerns.

Boston, Massachusetts, September 18, 2003
The committee brainstormed on the strategic direction of the PATH program, considering ways to improve current activities and recommending new ideas to explore. IC members encouraged even wider participation of manufacturers, community officials, building professionals and others in PATH activities and broadening PATH outreach venues beyond the traditional events. They discussed methods to standardize basic information in templates and to customize messages for relevance to various audiences.

Washington, D.C., May 8, 2003
PATH representatives updated IC members on recent performance evaluations, marketing strategies, and policy and funding issues. The IC members discussed a host of pertinent issues including funding, land development, building codes, and new roadmaps.

Current members of the IC include:

Bill Asdal (Chairman)
Asdal & Co. Builders
Chester, NJ

Kermit Baker
Havard University Joint Center for Housing Studies
Cambridge, MA

Harvey Bernstein
McGraw-Hill Construction
Washington, DC

Scott Cannon
Cannon Custom Homes
Glen Riddle, PA

Michael Chapman
Chapman Homes
Sante Fe, NM

David Conover
International Code Council
Fall Church, VA

John Doherty
FMI Corporation
Highland Park, IL

Shawn Draper
Imre Communications
Baltimore, MD

Bill Dupler
Chesterfield County Govt.
Chesterfield County, VA

Paul Emrath
Washington, DC

Paul Grabowski
K. Hovnanian
Redbank, NJ

Kirk Grundahl
WTCA – Representing the Structural Building Components Industry
Madison, WI

Mark T. Mikkelson
Andersen Windows, Inc.
Bayport, MN

Shree Nabar
DAP, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Mark Nunn
Manufactured Housing Institute
Arlington, VA

John Piazza, Sr.
Piazza Construction, Inc.
Mt. Vernon, WA

Barry Rutenberg
Barry Rutenberg & Associates
Gainesville, FL

Andy Sinclair
Whirlpool Corp.
Benton Harbor, MI

Mike Turner
The Home Service Store
Kennesaw, GA

Chuck Vance
Institute for Home & Business Safety
Tampa, FL

Mike Weber
Portland Cement Association
Skokie, IL

Theresa Weston
Richmond, VA

Larry Williams
Steel Framing Alliance
Washington, DC
Previous members of the IC include:

Bill Farish
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
Riverside, CA

F. Gary Garczynski
National Capital Land Development Company
Newington, VA

Roger Glunt
Glunt Development Co., Inc.
Turtle Creek, PA

Frank Golon
Pulte Homes
Bernardsville, NJ

Gary Grossman
Forest Homes
Selinsgrove, PA

Dr. David Guest
International Paper Co.
Loveland, OH

Mark Hodges
K. Hovnanian
Redbank, NJ

Tom Leete
Builders First Source
Conway, SC

Bob Mitchell
Mitchell & Best Group LLC
Rockville, MD

Don Moody
NUCONSTEEL Corporation
Denton, TX

Tom Moskitis
American Gas Association
Washington, DC

Darren Myers
International Code Council
Country Club Hills, IL

Nic Retsinas
Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies
Cambridge, MA

Diane Rivera
Shea Homes
San Diego, CA

Robert Sahadi
Washington, DC

Glenn Singer
CertainTeed Corporation
Valley Forge, PA

Tim Waite
North American Steel Framing Alliance
Washington, DC

Ron Wakefield
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Robin Ward
Ward Development and Construction
Anchorage, AK

Walter Wells
Schult Homes
Middlebury, IN

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